Gujari Mahal is one of the famous archaeological museums of India situated in Gwalior. The building is originally a palace built by king Man Singh for his wife Mrignayani, who was a Gujar. Thus the palace got the name Gujari Mahal.
In the year 1922, it was converted into a museum by the archaeology department. The museum has 28 galleries and 9000 artifacts. It has artifacts from the 1st century onwards. Precious stones, jewels, terracotta objects, weapons, artifacts, sculptures, paintings, inscriptions, pottery, etc. are displayed here.
The wide array of sculptures in the Gujari Mahal museum includes the world famous Shalabhanjika Yakshi, Trimurthi Nataraj Ardhanareshwar and Yamraj. It also has photographs of Madhu and Dhar areas of the city which are 75 year old. It has evidence about the life of Tansen, the great musician of the 15th century. The museum is a must-visit for any Indian historian and for a lover of history.